Milton Keynes Business Advice

How do you know if your business complies with often complex and crucial consumer protection laws? There are a number of routes to find the information you need. Some of the services offered by trading standards are detailed below.

Advice we can give

Businesses, large or small, are subject to a wide range of legislation designed to protect the consumer, and promote a fair and safe trading environment. Follow this link to find out more about the advice we can offer to your business Advice we can give

In addition, we offer the following services.

Primary Authority Partnerships

A national scheme which gives businesses, who trade outside Milton Keynes Council's boundary, the right to form a statutory partnership with the local authority. The provision of robust, bespoke advice through the primary authority partnership is taken into account by other councils when carrying out inspections or dealing with compliance. This serves to prevent inconsistent enforcement actions against the business, Find out more about  Primary Authority Partnerships


Buy With Confidence

The Buy With Confidence scheme is an initiative from Milton Keynes Council's Trading Standards Service, to help businesses comply with the law whilst improving consumer protection through a partnership approach. Use this link to find out more about Buy With Confidence


Age restricted sales

Advice and guidance for dealing with the sale of age restricted products can be found here Age Restricted Sales


Explosives Licensing and Registration

If you store and/or sell fireworks or other similar explosive items, you will probably meed to be licensed by or registered with us. Find out more here Explosives Licensing and Registration


Poisons Licensing

Information about storing and selling poisons can be found by following this link to Poisons licensing


Food labelling and allergens

Advice on providing allergen information to consumers is available here Food labelling and allergens


On-line sources of information regarding business compliance with trading standards legislation

Business advice factsheets on many trading standards subjects can be found on the Trading Standards Business Companion Website.

26th November to 2nd December 2018 was the latest National Consumer Week and the Citizens Advice Consumer Service put together a useful guide if you operate an on-line marketplace - you can view the guidance here.



Last Updated: 18 February 2019